Associate Environmental Geologist sought at Illinois State Geological Survey
The ISGS is a premier state geological survey, with over 200 scientists and technical support staff, serving the needs of the public, government, and industry with earth science information and research relevant to natural resources, environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety.
The successful candidate will conduct research related to the monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) programs at several large-scale carbon sequestration demonstration projects; develop, deploy, facilitate, and document MVA efforts being conducted by the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) Partnership. Develop and conduct research and service activities; contribute to the development of research proposals for external funding and other initiatives consistent with the mission and goals of the Geochemistry Section, the ISGS, and the MGSC Carbon Sequestration Program. A Master’s degree in geology, chemistry, environmental engineering, or related discipline is required. Ph.D. preferred. Closing date is October 17, 2014.
For more information, see the complete listing here.
PhD student sought at McGill’s Catalytic Process Engineering lab
The laboratory of Catalytic Process Engineering is looking for a talented and highly motivated individual (chemical engineers or chemists), who seek training in the field of Catalysis & Chemical Engineering. The PhD position title is “Development of spatially-resolved measurement techniques for catalytic reactions.”
Interested persons should send their motivation letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: http://www.mcgill.ca/cpe/join-cpe
Internship offer in membrane technology for gas separation
3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE
A research group at Deakin University (Australia) is looking for three students to work on membranes for gas separation. Two subjects are on metallic membranes and the other one on metal organic frameworks. The internship would start at the beginning of 2014 and last for 6-9 months, and will be paid. The interested persons should contact Dr. Ludovic Dumée for more information: email@example.com To read more about the group: http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/ifm/research/membrane-processes.php
Subsurface Containment for Carbon Capture and Storage
M.Sc. STUDENT POSITION AVAILABLE
An M.Sc. student is being sought for an atmospheric transport and modelling project, under the supervision of Drs. Dave Risk and Bjorn Brooks in the Department of Earth Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in computational sciences, physics, and environmental earth science (in that order). The project involves development and data processing for large-footprint surface Monitoring Verification and Accounting (MVA) techniques for carbon capture and storage projects. The student will be expected to interface with collaborators outside of the university, and also outside of the country. The student will be resident at StFX within a department with a vibrant graduate student culture and will be expected to take part in the StFX-NSERC CREATE Training Program for Climate Scientists (TPCS). Stipend support will be at NSERC rates (approximately $17,500), and tuition waiver may be available.
Ideal start date is September 2013.
Soil Gas Flux Lab
Carbon Management Microfluidics
POSTDOCTORAL & RESEARCH ENGINEERING POSITIONS AVAILABLE
University of Toronto has postdoctoral fellow and research engineering positions available with the Carbon Management Microfluidics team. These positions are part of a large effort, bringing together microfluidics, optofluidics and nanofluidics tools to (1) quantify CO2 transport and reactivity (2) develop new CO2 storage and oil recovery mechanisms (3) develop new monitoring techniques and down-hole fluid analysis methods, (4) screen for chemical and physical conditions at the pore-scale to increase the effectiveness of thermal oil recovery (5) perform fundamental studies of phase and transport phenomena in reservoir fluids. Recent engineering and PDF alumni have gone on to academic positions and high-level industry positions in oil & gas research.
Selected links relevant to this position:http://sintonlab.mie.utoronto.ca Microfluidic Approach
Applicants with Mechanical, Chemical or Reservoir/Petroleum Engineering backgrounds and excellent communication skills will be given top priority. Please send c.v. and transcripts to:David Sinton Ph.D. P.Eng. Professor – Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Director – Institute for Sustainable Energy McLean Senior Faculty Fellow Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | University of Toronto firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 416.978.1623
Geochemistry and Habitability of Ancient Waters:
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE
The Stable Isotope Laboratory, University of Toronto is part of the Deep Energy Directorate program of the Sloan Foundation Deep Carbon Observatory. An exciting opportunity exists for a postdoctoral fellow to join the University of Toronto team investigating the fluid and gas geochemistry, noble gas residence times and implications for subsurface habitability of ancient fracture waters in Precambrian Shield rocks. Working with an international team of geochemists (in collaboration in particular with C.J. Ballentine – Oxford), the postdoctoral fellowship research will focus on understanding the distribution and residence times of ancient water in deep fractures; the relationship of fracture fluid geochemistry to the host rock and mineralizing fluids; and the water-rock reactions controlling the geochemistry and isotopic signatures of the waters. The research is part of a ten year interdisciplinary and international research program exploring the geochemistry and microbiology of deep Earth fluids and implications for Mars exploration and astrobiology.
Applicants must have a PhD in isotope geochemistry, geology, chemistry or related discipline. Send a detailed CV, statement of research interest and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Dr. B. Sherwood Lollar, Dept. of Earth Sciences
22 Russell St., University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 3B1
Review of applications to begin July 28 until the position is filled.
Selected relevant references:
Holland, G., Sherwood Lollar, B., Li, L., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Slater, G.F. and Ballentine, C.J. (2013) Deep
fracture fluids isolated in the crust since the Precambrian. Nature 497(7449): 367-360.
Lippmann-Pipke, J., Sherwood Lollar, B., Neidermann, S., Stroncik, N.A., Naumann, R., van Heerden, E. and Onstott,
T.C. (2011) Neon identifies two billion year old fluid component in the Witwatersrand Basin. Chem GLG Vol. 283(3-4):287-296.
Lin, L.-H., Wang, P.-L., Rumble, D., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Boice, E., Pratt, L., Sherwood Lollar, B., Brodie, E. Hazen,
T., Andersen, G., DeSantis, T., Moser, D.P., Kershaw, D. and Onstott, T.C. (2006) Long-term sustainability of a high energy, low diversity crustal biotome. Science 314:479-482.
Sherwood Lollar, B., Westgate, T., Ward, J., Slater, G.F., and Lacrampe-Couloume, G. (2002) Abiogenic formation
of alkanes in the Earth’s crust as a minor source for global hydrocarbon reservoirs. Nature Vol. 416:522-524.
STEaPP Provost Fellowships
UCL’s new Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) has now opened applications for our founding STEaPP Provost Fellowships.
These prestigious postdoctoral fellowships are designed to enable exceptionally talented early career researchers to develop their research, teaching and policy engagement experience sufficiently to make them very strong candidates for academic positions by the end of their tenure. These fellowships will include:
Dedicated time for pursuing an independent research project (a brief research proposal is required as part of the application);
Working as part of STEaPP’s foundational academic team to develop the Department’s collaborative research activities;
Contributing to STEaPP’s teaching activities; and
Helping develop the policy engagement profile of STEaPP and the related policy engagement and decision support institute.
Further information and application details can be found at:
If you have any questions related to these positions, please do not hesitate to contact us at STEaPP@ucl.ac.uk
Company: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Alberta to conduct research related to multi-component adsorption for air pollution control, adsorbate-adsorbent interaction, and regeneration of adsorbents. The successful applicant will also be expected to assist in the training and mentoring of graduate students, writing research proposals, progress reports, and papers.
The ideal candidate should have experience with adsorption principles and applications, material characterization techniques (pore size distribution, TGA/TPD, XPS, SEM, XRD,…), and analytical techniques (GC/MS,….), setting and conducting adsorption experiments for air treatment. The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Material Science or Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other suitable field; and also have excellent communication skills and a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the contact information of three referees, and sample of relevant publications to Dr. Zaher Hashisho.
Dr. Zaher Hashisho
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
For further information on research in Dr. Hashisho’s group click here.